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PARK RIDGE — Senior Paul Ruggeri was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week on Monday for leading No. 4 Illinois to the team title of the Windy City Invitational.

Ruggeri was the all-around champion and finished among the top five in four events, including first in the high bar, at the season-opening meet in Chicago. The Manlius, N.Y., native also placed second in floor exercise, tied for third in parallel bars and tied for fifth in vault.

The Big Ten weekly honor was the seventh of Ruggeri’s career.


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